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Parle Tilak Vidyalaya Associations Mulund College of Commerce, Mumbai (Bombay), Maharashtra
Parle Tilak Vidyalaya Associations Mulund College of Commerce, Mumbai (Bombay), Maharashtra
Address:Dixit Road, Vile Parle (East)
Mumbai (Bombay) (District Mumbai (Bombay))
Maharashtra, IndiaPin Code : 400057
Parle Tilak Vidyalaya Associations Mulund College of Commerce, Mumbai (Bombay) Maharashtra is a recognised institute / college. Parle Tilak Vidyalaya Associations Mulund College of Commerce, Mumbai (Bombay) Maharashtra was established on / in 2004-05.
Parle Tilak Vidyalaya Associations Mulund College of Commerce, Mumbai (Bombay) Maharashtra is situated in Mumbai (Bombay) of Maharashtra state (Province) in India. This data has been provided by www.punjabcolleges.com. Mumbai (Bombay) comes under Mumbai (Bombay) Tehsil, Mumbai (Bombay) District.
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Parle Tilak Vidyalaya Associations Mulund College of Commerce, Mumbai (Bombay) Maharashtra runs course(s) in Commerce stream(s).
Parle Tilak Vidyalaya Associations Mulund College of Commerce is affiliated with University of Mumbai, Mumbai (Bombay)
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Mumbai, here are your 14 HSC toppersMumbai: The Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education on Monday announced the names of toppers in 14 subjects from every division.The government had earlier decided to do away with the system of declaring the overall toppers and had instead decided to felicitate only the subject toppers. The move, first implemented last year, was aimed at discouraging unhealthy competition between students.
Though the results for the HSC exams were announced online on May 27, students received their mark sheets from their colleges only on June 6. RR Bhise, divisional board secretary, said: We are sending cash prizes ranging from Rs500 to Rs1,500 to the respective colleges. We have stopped declaring aggregate toppers so that students do not feel depressed. But such prizes are given to encourage those who have done well in different subjects.
Overall student performance was the best in computer science, with 99.41% students passing the exam. Students of information technology, especially those from the science stream, were at the top with 99.24% passing.However, individual performances were the best in biology and math, with many students scoring 100-100.
Sayali Wavhal of St Joseph High School and Junior College of Kalamboli scored 100 in math and emerged as the state topper with 95.17%.
Mukul Bhowmick from DG Ruparel College, Matunga, scored 100 in biology. I had not expected to score so well. My success mantra was concept driven, and I had studied the diagrams to perfection, he said.
Like Bhowmick, four other students from the same college also managed a perfect score in biology. Tushar Desai, principal of the college, said, The college performance has been excellent. Forty-one students have scored above 91%.Prajakta Ghadi from Mulund College of Commerce topped Marathi with a score of 92. She got the Prabodhankar Thackeray Marathi Award instated by the mayor of the city.
NAAC report of Parle Tilak Vidyalaya Associations Mulund College of CommercePart I
Mulund College of Commerce, Mulund (West), Mumbai: 400080 is managed by the Parle Tilak Vidyalaya Association. The trust was founded in 1921 in memory of Lokmanya Tilak. The motto of the Trust is
'Nothing in this world is so sacrosanct as Knowledge'.
At present, the Parle Tilak Vidyalaya Association under its umbrella is imparting quality education to over 25,000 students through 16 different institutions from Primary to Post-graduate degree courses.
Mulund College of Commerce was established in May 1970 by the Parle Tilak Vidyalaya Association.
The founder members were Shri Baburao Paranjape, Shri Babasaheb Pethe, Shri B.G.Ganu, Shri M.P.Patwardhan and Shri C.J.Pethe. It has a total land area of 0.8953 acres. It belongs financial category of Grant-in-aid with several self-financing courses added over the years. The motto of Mulund College of Commerce is
'Let noble thoughts come to us from all sides.'
The institution is located in urban area, West of Mulund, Mumbai. It has Central Library, Computer Centre, Health Centre, Gymkhana, Multi-gym, Canteen , Grievance Redressal Cell, Ladies Common Room, Gents Common Room, Computer Laboratory (For Vocational Courses), Electronics Laboratory, Language Laboratory, Conference Hall and a vast Auditorium.
The College was granted U.G.C. recognition under 2f and 12b on 29th April 1978 and 27th February, 1988 respectively.
Objectives of the College are:
To conduct the activities of the college with strict discipline for attaining the goal of intellectual and physical training and to induce moral development and character-building of the students.
To cultivate such qualities in younger generation which will be useful to them as prominent members of the society in their adult life.
To impart sound and rational education in Arts, Science, Commerce, Economics, Business Management, Law, Technology, Electronics Industry etc.
The MCC offers a total of 33 courses: 7 UG Degrees, 2 PG Degrees, 3 Certificates, 18 UG diplomas and 3 PG diplomas. There are eight programmes offered under the self-financing scheme. BMS, DMS and all self-financing courses are run under the semester pattern while M.Com. and T.Y.B.Com., are offered under the annual scheme.
MCC volunteered to be assessed and accredited by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC,Bangalore) and submitted the SSR during 2003. The NAAC constituted a Peer Team comprised of Prof.R.P.Kaushik Former Member, UGC, Professor, JNU (Retd.) as Chairman, Prof.Shakuntala Katre (Professor and Chairperson, Department of Zoology and Dean of Science, Bangalore University) as Member and Prof.D.M.Basavaraja (Professor of Commerce, Acharya Tulsi National College of Commerce, Shimoga) as Member - Convenor. The Peer Team carefully, perused the Self Study Report and other documents submitted by the institution and visited the college during 9th and 10th February 2004. This Report is prepared on the basis of the validation of the SSR, visits to the different facilities of the college, interactions with all the components of the institution (Management, Principal, Teaching and non-teaching faculty, Students, Alumni and Parents) and the additional documentary evidences sought from the college during the visit. The criterion-wise report is presented below:
The Parle Tilak Vidyalaya Association was established in 1921 drawing inspiration from Lokamanya Tilak's soaring ideals. The college particularly aims at conducting its activities with strict discipline, for attaining the goals of intellectual and physical training of its students and to inculcate moral development and character building of its wards. Gaining rich experience through the establishment of fourteen other educational institutions at different points of time, under its auspices, the Association has periodically and repeatedly stressed, reviewed and communicated its goals and objectives to all its constituencies, in a fairly systematic manner.
The mission and objectives of the institution are reflected in its teaching programmes. There are three departments that are offering the Degree courses: (UG) - Commerce Department - B.Com.-traditional and B.Com. (Vocational) with Computer Applications and /or Tax procedures and practices; B.Com.- Accounts and Finance and B.Com.- Banking and Insurance, and PG -M.Com. The Department of Management studies offers Bachelor of Business Management Studies and the Department of Computer Science and Information Technology offers B.Sc. (Computer Science) and B.Sc. (Information Technology). Diploma in Management Studies (DMS) is offered through the University of Mumbai and MBA of - YCMOU is also offered. A wide range of other professional programmes : 5 ( PG and UG) of the Indian Merchants Chamber (IMC), 9 autonomous courses of the Institute of Management and Professional Studies (IMPS), 4 courses of the Computrain Centre of the IMPS and 3 Certificate courses of the IMPS are also offered.
The College is an accredited center for the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, and conducts the Institute's courses for Chartered Accountants - Professional Education.
Company Secretary course, Master of business administration, Chartered Financial Analysts (CFA) and other foundation Courses are also offered under IMPS.
Most of the courses are career-oriented, in entrepreneurship development, Executive placement, Professional placement, Service Sector Management and IT proficiency and teaching jobs. Options for time frame and horizontal mobility are not there. However, elective options are there for Group 1 and Group 2 in Information Technology and Management Studies. TYB.Com. students also have five elective options.
The Boards of Studies of the University of Mumbai have been updating the syllabi on a regular basis and this syllabus is adopted by the institution. Feedback from the employers is sought by the University before framing the syllabus. Peer group discussion/ seminars, workshops, state-level interaction between industry and educational institutions all have helped in the update of the syllabi. Staff of the institution have taken part in Quality Assurance Cell activities for updating the syllabus.
The institution has conducted two state-level seminars and two workshops in the last two years. The college takes nearly one year to introduce a new programme of study. The Mathematical and Statistical Techniques and Computer systems of the college, in collaboration with the Bombay Mathematical Colloquium, has organized a workshop in 1999. The college also has organized two UGC-sponsored refresher courses in Accountancy.
A multidisciplinary approach to the understanding of the subjects is developed amongst students, through holding seminars in the service sector management, exposing them to social responsibilities of business issues and challenges as well as, to the marketing strategies. The students are also continuously exposed to the updated knowledge/skill base of the faculty of Commerce and Management.
Decision making, analytical skills, integrated skills, progressve skills and other operational skills are inculcated amongst the students through 'on-the-job training' and introducing computers in the study programme, curricular coverage through modern A-V media and constant knowledge enrichment of the teachers.
TEACHING-LEARNING AND EVALUATION
The institution has developed a transparent admission process in accordance with the norms and regulations of the University of Mumbai and the Government of Maharashtra. Admissions are based on the student's previous academic record for the regular courses. It conducts interviews for the vocational courses, with due reservations for 'in-house' students and as per the Government policy of Roster System.
There is a provision for assessing the knowledge and skills of the students after admission, through tutorial tests, class performance assessment, individual assignments and interactive question-answer sessions. At present, there is no specific way by which the FY B.Com., students could be categorized into the educationally slow and/or fast learners. The college caters to the needs of students who come from different linguistic background in the form of motivational lectures so as to overcome their difficulties. Bridge courses are also offered in core subjects (English/Accountancy). Career counselling for parents and students, and remedial courses for the educationally-disadvantaged are also arranged. During the year 2002-2003, special grants have been sought under the X plan financial assistance of UGC for the remedial coaching of this category of students, to raise their level of motivation. Importance is also given to develop linguistic skills of the students.
Challenging questions are posed to improve the thinking abilities of the advanced learners. Intensive coaching, special home assignments, special Gold Card (Scholar Card), encouragement to pursue professional courses of the ICAI along with the Degree and availability of scholarships and prizes are all meant to motivate the advanced learners. Academic vibrancy is maintained through encouraging the students to pursue dual programmes of study - regular with professional. Exposure to project work/industrial visits, have exposed the students to get trained in problem-solving, interactions and simulation methods of learning. Exposure to Moot court competitions/Multimedia presentations supplicates the direct method of learning. To give the advanced learners the required professional edge, mock MBA tests are conducted for the benefit of the interested students.
The institution encourages its teachers to make a teaching plan in the beginning of the academic year. Micro-level teaching plans are expected from teachers and the same is arduously reviewed, revised and evaluated through discussions amongst staff, the HOD and the Principal. Case studies, role play, interactive group discussions, specific methods of teaching aids to be adopted etc., are made known to the teachers through their teaching plans, which are recorded and monitored. Syllabi are unitized by the University, followed by the institution and mid-course corrective measures are adopted. Syllabus coverage in time is also ensured.
There is a central facility for preparing A-V teaching aids, in the vocational computer laboratory, through the assistance of the laboratory assistant. The college has equipped itself with the latest electronic gadgets, CDs, duplicating machines, free access to internet facility etc. A specially developed CD containing pronunciation of English is given to the teachers. The use of language laboratory for acquiring enhanced communication skills, is encouraged, amongst students.
Out of 228 working days the college has had 180 teaching days. Full-time teachers to part-time teacher ratio are 23:1 and 1:10 in regular and vocational courses respectively. The ratio of teaching to non-teaching staff is 2:3 and 2:5 in the corresponding courses.
The institution follows the rules and regulations and ordinances related to the examinations, as directed by the University, with centralized assessment of answer scripts and subject-wise analysis of the performance of the students, which is regularly reviewed and monitored.
Teachers are recruited as per the norms of the University and the Government. When need arises, the management has the freedom to appoint ad hoc staff through adequate financial support from its resources. During the last year, 24 teachers have participated in regional subject-related meetings (three as resource persons) and six at an international-level meeting.
Gap analysis of teaching methods through student feedback is a good practice. The college has established a good number of linkages with professional organizations and other institutions around its locale for teaching, accreditation and extension activities. The college has established linkages with various national-level institutions such as IIB, ICAI, IMC, ICFAI, and Central and Open Universities.
The college conducts refresher courses / seminars / conferences / symposia and workshops for effective faculty development. The Commerce Department has inaugurated the Women's development cell in the year 2003. In association with the Quality Assurance Cell, Department of Technical and Higher education of Maharashtra, the department has organized a one-day seminar on 'The Impact of GATS on Quality and Transition of Education Services'.
RESEARCH, CONSULTANCY AND EXTENSION:
The institution has a positive attitude to encourage research culture amongst staff and students. Three teachers have registered as part-time research students. PG students have a compulsory component as project work to gain hands-on skill development while working with outside agencies.
Teachers are given study leave and/or their teaching schedule adjusted conveniently to permit them to pursue their research work, No seed money is provided by the college to initiate the research work.. However, at present the college is not a recognized center for purposes of research leading to a doctoral degree. Two teachers out of 25 are operating research projects with a total outlay of Rs.61,000/-. No teacher is a recognized guide to Ph.D. students. The institution publicises the expertise available for consultancy services. The institution has 'MCC Research and Consultancy Committee' which is entrusted with the responsibilities to oversee the project proposals.
Extension is through NSS activities. Notable community development works, social work, health and hygiene awareness camps, medical camps, AIDS awareness camps, environmental awareness camps, employment guidance, Women's Development Cell, Tree plantation programmes and religious activities are regularly conducted. NSS activities are quite appreciable and it has also organized residential camps. The college has adopted the Muncipal School at Mithagar (Mulund-East), for its social and outreach activities. The NSS programmes of the college have been planned in close cooperation with 'Hariyali' an NGO dedicated to the preservation of the Ecology of the region. Extension work through DACEE/ITP/CTP/IOP and other organizations are arranged quite regularly. Teachers and students form an integral part of the extension activities of the institution. Emphasis is also laid on value-based education.
INFRASTRUCTURE AND LEARNING RESOURCES
The college is situated on a plot of land of 0.89 acre. The college has sufficient number of class rooms with all necessary facilities. The institution has adequate physical facilities to run the educational programmes and administrative functions efficiently. The growth of the infrastructure keeps pace with academic growth of the college.
During the last three decades the college has expanded in infrastructural facility in the form of multi-storeyed building with separate accommodation for Principal. The main building has sufficient number of class rooms, separate chambers for Principal and Vice-Principal, Staff room and departmental rooms for various academic programmes. The administrative office of the college is situated in the main building. The ground floor of the main building houses Gymkhana, Office, Canteen and Administrative Office. The college has separate rooms for boys and girls with amenities like; Newspapers and indoor games and toilet facilities.
The college has five computer laboratories with 60 computers and an electronics communication lab with latest software, printing and internet facility. Computer lab monitors the computers installed in the Principal, Vice Principal, Administrative Office and Library. The computer Lab has developed various software packages for various agencies in Mumbai. Computers and other accessories are maintained by the engineers and maintenance staff of the computer centre. The computer centre is widely used for imparting training to B.com vocational students.
The computer center works from morning 8.00 a.m. to 8.00 p.m. Computer Center of the college has developed the learning packages for short-term course in Computer Applications. Centre conducts various courses in computer.
The College Library is housed in a spacious building with necessary facilities like; reading hall, cubicles for staff members and research students; reference section, magazines and journal sections and an open access library. The library has a rich collection of 41630 books and subscribes to more than 64 journals and magazines in various fields of knowledge. It has a computer facility for the routine and administrative work. The college provides inter-library borrowing facilities. The Library is fully computerized in lending of books, lending of audio-visual material, book bank, cataloguing, reservation of books etc. The library has rich collection of audio-visual cassettes on different topics. It has facilities like reprography, Internet OHP, LCD projector career corner, Language Learning Laboratory facilities . The library works 311 days in a year , working hours of the library are from 7.30 a.m. to 7.30 p.m. The library has an advisory committee consisting of Principal, Vice-Principal, HODs' and Librarian. Library is managed by qualified and experienced staff.
The college emphasizes physical education and physical fitness. It has a Gymnasium with modern equipments for physical fitness and exercises. College has physical facilities for Table Tennis, Kabbaddi and Volleyball. Besides it has indoor-game facilities like; Chess and Carrom. The college has an understanding with neighboring institutes to utilize the sports facilities for Badminton, Cricket, Athletics and Swimming. The college encourages the outstanding sports persons by providing incentives such as; sports scholarship and prizes, felicitating the sportspersons in a special function and awarding number of trophies to champions. Special coaching is given to players by professional coaches. The outstanding sports persons are given 10 grace marks as per the University norms. The college has produced outstanding sportspersons who have represented college at University, State, National and International-level sports activities.
The entire space in the college is utilized to the optimum extent. The optimum utilization is ensured through departments and committees consisting of staff members working for relevant activities. The infrastructure facilities of the college are used by the external agencies for conducting classes, examinations, tests, seminars etc. The college facilities are used from morning 7.30 am to evening 8.30 pm by running U.G and P.G courses in shifts.
College has an Air-conditioned Auditorium and Conference hall.
The college has established linkages with a good number of National and International Institutions. The college generates sufficient funds through consultancy, self-financing courses and from research funding agencies.
STUDENT SUPPORT AND PROGRESSION
To motivate students to excel in their academic activities certain incentives are offered. The various types of scholarship given by central and state governments are made available to the students. In addition, the college provides financial assistances for the students with meritorious achievement in sports, athletics and academics. The college issues an updated prospectus giving clear guidance to the students about admission, fees and about student-support activities.
The college has an employment cell and placement officer to offer counseling to students. The employment cell of the college motivates the students to seek self-employment and to achieve this, lectures by successful entrepreneurs are arranged in the campus. Associations like the study circle, library users' group and facilities like computer center and commerce association provide sufficient academic support to achieve the academic goals of the student. Students' Mutual Fund-aid and student welfare fund are used to help the needy students. Personal counseling, NSS, NCC, are other important activities of the college. The various sports and recreational services available to the student are nature club, debate club, student magazines, cultural programmes, Dance, Music, Quiz and dramatic competitions are arranged for the development of the students.
Cent percent students appear for the examination Drop out rate was 3.77% in 2001-02 and 1.32 % in 2002-03 which is a commendable feature. The students are encouraged to appear for competitive examinations such as UPSC, I.I.M, X.L.R.I, C.A., I.C.W.A, ICSI and C.F.A etc. and good number of students have passed in competitive examinations. The college conducts special coaching classes for the students to take up PEI and PEII examinations of C.A.
The college collects feedback regularly from students to assess its progress. The college provides various recreational facilities to the students through Nature Club, Debate Club, Students Magazine, Cultural programmes, Adventure Club.
After Graduation nearly 85 percent of the students go for higher studies. Since the college is more than 3 decades old, number of outstanding students are occupying prominent positions in industry, business, sports and public life.
ORGANIZATION AND MANAGEMENT
The college was established in 1970 by the freedom fighters and social reformers. The college has constituted the local managing committee as per the rules laid down by the Maharashtra Universities Act 1994. The college is managed with the help of admission committee, teachers selection committee, library committee, purchase committee, academic committee, research committee, examinations committee and so on. Academic and administrative planning in the institution move together. Management techniques and technologies are used by the institution for efficient running of every administrative and academic decision-making. The finances of the institution are judiciously allocated and effectively utilized to make its programmes and functioning cost- effective. The college has an efficient internal coordinating and monitoring mechanism.
Management extends valuable support in terms of resource generation and a backup of the infrastructure facilities. The organization of the internal management with the help of teaching and administrative staff is conducted smoothly.
The college has a grievance redressal cell which listens to the grievances of the employees and makes effort to solve the disputes at an early stage. The tuition and other fees charged by the institution is very reasonable.
The peer team has identified a few unique features, which enhance the academic ambience of the institution. They are as follows:
Large number of university ranks holders.
Good leadership along with excellent interpersonal relationships among teaching and non-teaching staff helps in the smooth functioning of the college.
The college grants substantial leave and other benefits as incentives to their teachers to pursue higher studies and research. Three faculty members have registered for Ph. D programs.
The institution has student exchange programmes which are sponsored by Rotary Club and other Social organization.
The college has taken various steps to impart value based education through NCC and NSS activities.
The institution inculcates civic responsibilities among students to make them morally responsible citizens of India through various programmes like cleanliness and environmental awareness programmes, literacy programmes, public health programmes etc.
Efforts are being taken by the college towards all-round personality development of the learners, through organizing workshops, conference, seminars, symposia. etc., the college has Religious Awareness Association, a unique aspect, which has contributed significantly to the integrated personality development of the students.
The college conducts regular medical checkup for students.
The college has collaborations/linkages with national institutions.
Arrangement of professional development programmes for the non-teaching staff.
Providing various welfare measures to the college staff.
The college organizes regular medical checkup camps for boys & girls students during first year of U.G. & P.G. classes. Medical officer visits the college as and when necessary for medical checkup of the students.
It is proposed to setup non-resident centre, yoga centre and a nursery of medicinal plants on the terrace of the renovated college building.
The regular upkeep of the college campus is looked after by the menial staff, gardeners and employees of the cleaning department. Beautification of the Campus is undertaken by the N.S.S volunteers by tree plantation in and around the Campus.
The college publishes the college news letter - 'Youth Buzz' and College magazine - Vision.
All the above are helpful factors in building a good image of the institution.
PART - IV
The college has brought about notable contributions for its pursuits of viable academic programmes.
It has also achieved a good deal of success in Commerce education and its diversified fields of Accountancy, Management and Computer Systems.
Its reputation and its upkeep with the ex-students, parents and other members of the alumni are distinct features.
The college needs to have a larger number of permanent teaching faculty. Its total dependence on 18 teachers to run the courses with the help of 68 guest, part-time, ad hoc teachers is not a healthy vision for an upcoming institution.
Management could provide more financial help in meeting the requirements of regular faculty.
The institution could also have more linkages with the industrial sector thus having better prospects for the students regarding their employment.
Welfare schemes for teaching staff could further be activized - so as to meet their requirements in various spheres.
The management must take necessary measures to promote an overall research culture in the institution and motivate the teachers to seek research grants, apply for projects and secure research degrees.
The Peer Team members appreciate the support and co-operation extended by the Management, Principal, and Teaching and Non-teaching staff of the Mulund College of Commerce in completing the assessment process. The peer team members wish the institution sucess in its future academic growth and development.
Prof. R. P. Kaushik … Chairman
Prof. Shakuntala Katre … Member
Prof. D. M. Basavraja … Member Co-ordinator
Dr. (Mrs.) G. Rodrigues
Mulund College of Commerce , Mulund, Mumbai - 80.
Place : Mumbai
Date : 10th February, 2004
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